I wanted to buy a roping reins for drill practice and the occasional outing to a gaming play day/trail ride.
So, while we were at Spotted Mule I picked out this HOT PINK Nylon barrel racing one for like 20 bucks. We'll be so cute I thought....
Well, SP picked up this one and said this one is only $40 and nicer. Me being the cheapie said, no I don't want to spend too much for something I will hardly use. SP once again insisted I buy the nicer rolled leather set he had picked out one as SP is not a fan of cheap colored tack, neither am I but OMG ! Hot Pink !
Well, let me tell you it's worth every penny. I love them. Plus it perfectly matches my bitless bridle I use, and the rolled part is dreamy.
I have a personal TACK mantra, buy what you can afford and take care of it. I do .
My tack box is NOT full of cheap unused items. I have what I could afford and its well taken care of and has lasted me for 6 plus years.
I also put a snap on the other side so both sides have a snap.
I have claw snaps on all my bridles and all my reins so I can interchange any at any time.
I hate Chicago screws, latigo laces etc. I want to clip/change out and roll. Try it, you'll wish you had done it sooner.
So the moral of this post is, IF your husband insists on you buying something more expensive for your pony.
LET HIM. :)